Environmental and Forensic Genetics (10001.2)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|HECS Bands:||2, 4|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Science|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 PROF Stephen SARRE (Ph: +61 2 62015657 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit will introduce the concepts of population genetics and show how these concepts, when combined with genetic data, can be used to understand and interpret human health and forensics and key aspects of the natural world. Recent advances in genomics have made available a wealth of genetic information. Students will gain an understanding of the methods and techniques used to generate these data as well as learn how to use the data to make informed decisions about medical research, biodiversity, wildlife management and human identity and differentiation. There will be a focus on the understanding, implementation and interpretation of computational tools for population genetic analysis with a view to communicating these concepts to scientific and non-scientific audiences.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Express, in the form of a report, a clear and confident interpretation of a population genetic analysis;
2. Collate, analyse, manipulate, evaluate, interpret and present information and numerical data from population genetic case studies;
3. Select and use appropriate information and communication technologies to retrieve, manipulate and present population genetic data;
4. Implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems in population genetics;
5. Critically evaluate published research in the field of population genetics;
6. Work with others as part of a group; and
7. Demonstrate the ability to cope with and communicate uncertainty in population genetic analysis.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 1, 2020
- Semester 1, 2019
- Semester 1, 2018
One hour on-line, three hours practical per week
10223 Genetics and Genomics
8379 Forensic Biology AND 8675 Population Genetics.
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- 142JA Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies
- 791AA Bachelor of Environmental Science
- NPSC02 Bachelor of Forensic Studies/ Bachelor of Laws
- 194JA Bachelor of Forensic Studies/Bachelor of Laws
- SCNP01 Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
- 249JA Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
- 392AB Bachelor of Science
- 195JA Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies